Standard Practice for Analysis and Interpretation of Light-Water Reactor Surveillance Neutron Exposure Results
|Publication Date:||1 December 2018|
|ICS Code (Nuclear power plants. Safety):||27.120.20|
This practice covers the methodology, summarized in Annex A1, to be used in the analysis and interpretation of neutron exposure data obtained from LWR pressure vessel surveillance programs; and, based on the results of that analysis, establishes a formalism to be used to evaluate present and future condition of the pressure vessel and its support structures2 (1-74).3
This practice relies on, and ties together, the application of several supporting ASTM standard practices, guides, and methods (see Master Matrix E706) (1, 5, 13, 48, 49).2 In order to make this practice at least partially self-contained, a moderate amount of discussion is provided in areas relating to ASTM and other documents. Support subject areas that are discussed include reactor physics calculations, dosimeter selection and analysis, and exposure units.
This practice is restricted to direct applications related to surveillance programs that are established in support of the operation, licensing, and regulation of LWR nuclear power plants. Procedures and data related to the analysis, interpretation, and application of test reactor results are addressed in Practice E1006, Guide E900, and Practice E1035.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2 ASTM Practice E185 gives reference to other standards and references that address the variables and uncertainties associated with property change measurements. The reference standards are A370, E8, E21, E23, and E208.
3 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to the list of references appended to this practice. For an updated set of references, see the E706 Master Matrix.